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Rotermund, Susan; Burke, Amy – National Science Foundation, 2021
Elementary and secondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is the foundation for students' entry into postsecondary STEM majors as well as a wide variety of STEM occupations. Proficiency in STEM fields is vital to economic growth and international competitiveness and important for all citizens in an increasingly…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, STEM Education, Educational Indicators
Trapani, Josh – National Science Foundation, 2021
This report examines R&D performed by U.S. higher education institutions. It discusses funding by source and S&E field for R&D activities and equipment and provides information on research space. It benchmarks the United States against other nations, and it looks at how academic R&D investments relate to investments in education…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Research, Trend Analysis, Financial Support
National Science Foundation, 2020
Contributions from and innovation in science and technology over many decades have resulted in dramatic improvements to American lives, including enhanced living standards and life expectancy, better access to information and connectivity across the globe, and increased access to and affordability of consumer goods. The analysis in this report is…
Descriptors: Sciences, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education
Besley, John C.; Hill, Derek – National Science Foundation, 2020
This thematic report presents indicators about people's attitudes toward issues related to science and technology (S&T), awareness of basic S&T facts, and how people interact with science. It shows that most Americans hold positive beliefs about the benefits of S&T, have relatively high confidence in the scientific community compared…
Descriptors: Sciences, Technology, Attitudes, Beliefs
National Science Foundation, 2020
This is the technical appendix for the report, "Science and Technology: Public Attitudes, Knowledge, and Interest." It provides more information on the General Society Survey (GSS) and the other data sources used in this report. Categories in the technical appendix include: (1) Methodology Notes for General Social Survey Data; (2) Other…
Descriptors: Sciences, Technology, Attitudes, Beliefs
Trapani, Josh; Gibbons, Michael T. – National Science Foundation, 2020
This report examines R&D performed by U.S. higher education institutions. It discusses funding by source and S&E field for R&D activities and equipment and provides information on research space. Academic R&D has grown every year since 1975 and remains focused on basic research. Most of it is performed by a small percentage of U.S.…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Research, Trend Analysis, Financial Support
Boroush, Mark – National Science Foundation, 2020
The U.S. R&D enterprise relies on businesses, federal and nonfederal governments, higher education institutions, and other nonprofit organizations. This report identifies trends in R&D performance and funding and compares them to those of the world's other major economies. The U.S. annual total of R&D has expanded steadily since 2010…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Financial Support, Trend Analysis, Performance
White, Karen; Rotermund, Susan – National Science Foundation, 2019
This report provides a portrait of K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. It examines pre-college mathematics and science learning and how that learning affects postsecondary and career outcomes. It also compares U.S. student performance with that of other nations. Data sources include the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, STEM Education, Postsecondary Education, Career Readiness
Trapani, Josh; Hale, Katherine – National Science Foundation, 2019
The report provides a portrait of science and engineering (S&E) higher education in the United States, including trends over time and comparisons with other nations. S&E fields, as defined in this report, include astronomy, chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, ocean sciences, mathematics and statistics, computer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Indicators, Psychology, Biological Sciences
Burke, Amy – National Science Foundation, 2019
The science and engineering (S&E) labor force helps to create and advance our scientific and technological knowledge, transform these advances into goods and services, and fuel America's economy, security, and quality of life. This report details several aspects of the U.S. S&E workforce, including growth, demographic makeup, earnings, and…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Technical Occupations, Engineering, Scientists
White, Karen – National Science Foundation, 2019
This report presents data on peer-reviewed S&E journals and conference proceedings reflecting the rapidly expanding volume of research activity, the involvement and scientific capabilities different countries, and the expanding research ecosystem demonstrated through international collaborations. Publication output grew about 4% annually over…
Descriptors: Publications, Periodicals, Conferences (Gatherings), Scientific Research
National Science Foundation, 2018
"Science and Engineering Indicators" ("Indicators") is a biennial congressionally mandated report that provides high-quality quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. The report employs a variety of presentation styles--such as narrative text, data tables and figures--to make the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Educational Indicators, Information Sources
National Science Foundation, 2018
National Science Foundation's (NSF's) new Strategic Plan, "Building the Future: Investing in Discovery and Innovation--NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2018-2022," was released on February 12, 2018. To achieve NSF's vision of "A Nation that is the global leader in research and innovation," the Plan lays out three…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Scientific Research, Public Agencies, Philanthropic Foundations
Reiss, Susan; Garrigan, Kathleen; Mixon, Bobbie; Hunter, Dana; Quade, Brittany; Zaninno, Denise – National Science Foundation, 2017
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) decades-long investment in science and engineering (S&E) research helped build the backbone of the U.S. scientific enterprise and transformed universities and colleges into centers of scientific innovation, creativity, knowledge and discovery. It also brought about the benefits of scientific…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Educational Innovation, Scientific Research
National Science Foundation, 2016
Graduate education plays a central role in advancing the Nation's science and engineering research enterprise. It is also increasingly the means by which the Nation develops a diverse and highly technical Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professional workforce. The view that graduate education in STEM disciplines is an…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduate Study, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation
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